1. Back-to-school does not need to be a nightmare.
    If your child is suffering from epilepsy then you are probably all a bit terrified of going back to school. You’re nervous about what may happen when you’re not there, your kid may be nervous about how people will treat him or her and you may all be really scared. Communication is the key to success. Talk to each other and make sure you have a plan for all scenarios. By being open with the school, the teachers and your friends then everyone will be prepared to take control of the situation when necessary. Seizures don’t have to be embarrassing, just be honest with everyone around you.
  1. You are not alone.
    You and your family do not have to deal with this alone because 1 out of 26 Americans will have epilepsy at some point in their lives. Seek help and advice from doctors, friends and people who have been there before and don’t be ashamed of what you are experiencing. You and the 65 million people worldwide are not in this alone.